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Ransom Notes: All Aboard The Justify Bandwagon, I Am Honored To Be Your Driver

June 6, 2018 |

  Who is Ready For a 13th Triple Crown Winner? I Am! By Margaret Ransom I confess, I’m pretty excited. I am excited to think that Justify may be the next Triple Crown winner. And I really believe it, so much so that I am to the point that — against my better judgment and […]

Justify: The Evolution Of A Champion

June 5, 2018 |

  Scat Daddy Colt Went From Maiden to Dual Classic Winner in Three Months By Jim Safford Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify’s evolution from an unraced 3-year-old to dual classic winner has been nothing short of remarkable. Following is a photo collage of his evolution from before his first start through his last […]

Stallion Stories: Silver Charm

May 26, 2018 |

  Bob and Beverly Lewis Colt Is Perhaps The Most Beloved Dual Classic Winner (Originally published April 4, 2017) By Margaret Ransom “Racing is a funny, interesting sport,” Lanter observes. “It has to be the only sport where you can go to the farms, or the Kentucky Horse Park, or the track and see the […]

Justify Justly Favored In Preakness

May 19, 2018 |

  Kentucky Derby Aims To Put Dual Classic Winner on Resume in Historic Race By Margaret Ransom Though the Kentucky Derby (GI) has officially been run one more time than the Preakness Stakes (GI), Maryland’s most prestigious race is actually older than it’s red-rose-adorned counterpart and, to many, carries it’s own prestige. In fact, one […]

Justify, Good Magic Headline Preakness

May 17, 2018 |

  Top Pair Will be Joined By Six Others In Pimlico’s Starting Gate By Noel Michaels The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, will be run Saturday, May 19 — in its usual spot two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. With the Derby winner and runner-up heading to Baltimore for the […]

American Pharoah: From A Grand Slam Champ To A Grand Sire In The Making

May 14, 2018 |

  Excitement builds as Triple Crown winner’s first crop  come to the major yearling sales in 2018 By Mary Perdue It’s hard to believe it’s been less than three years since Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah thrilled racing fans around the world by capturing the first U.S. Triple Crown in 37 years, then capped it off […]

Stallion Stories: Go For Gin

May 2, 2018 |

  The Oldest Kentucky Derby Winner on American Soil in Residence at the Kentucky Horse Park By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 24th anniversary of Go For Gin’s triumph in the 1994 Kentucky Derby (G1), and while he’s not the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner – 1993 winner Sea Hero is reported to be a […]

Stallion Stories: Seattle Slew

May 2, 2018 |

  Remembering the last undefeated Triple Crown winner (Originally published April 27, 2018) By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 40th anniversary of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown. The big, black stallion was the first and remains the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in history and ranks as one of the most beloved racehorses and stallions […]

The Story Of Bet Gold

April 22, 2018 |

By Mary Perdue (Part Two in a series about South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances program at Wateree Correctional Facility) Six years ago, when Kentucky-bred gelding Bet Gold raised his head from grazing in a field with fellow retired thoroughbreds, he could see barbed wire behind the fences surrounding his pasture at Wateree Correctional […]

Unique Bella Towers Over Six Rivals In Apple Blossom

April 13, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom Champion Unique Bella — in her first start outside of her home state of California — has been installed the favorite for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (GI) for older fillies and mares today at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Unique Bella […]